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Join our team as Community Engagement Manager


Commonwealth Games Australia is embarking on an exciting program of activities which celebrate Australia’s Commonwealth Games history whilst looking forward to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

We are seeking to appoint a Community Engagement Manager to work as a member of a small but dynamic marketing, communication and community engagement team.

The role will be critical in building a vibrant and engaging Commonwealth Games Australia alumni program, along with the delivery of community engagement and education activities.

Two of CGA’s key strategic priorities are ‘Connecting with Communities’ and ‘Presenting a Powerful Brand’ and the Community Engagement Manager will take the lead on projects that build the connection with past, present and future Commonwealth Games team members.

Telling the stories of Australia’s participation in the Commonwealth Games, celebrating our heritage whilst also telling the stories of the present and future stars of Australian sport is central to the CGA strategy. Creating opportunities to connect with communities through current and alumni athletes is also an exciting new element to our purpose.

The role will develop, implement and oversee new CGA community and education programs and ensure that CGA is active in connecting with various communities. Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with athletes, alumni, member sports, community organisations and CGA stakeholders is key.

The Community Engagement Manager will also play a role in CGA’s communications and marketing objectives and the ideal candidate will have strong experience within a member-based sporting organisation, and/or an organisation with alumni as a central component of its activities. Education program, events and community activation experience in a sporting or member-based organisation will also be well regarded. Developing existing programs including the Kurt Fearnley Scholarship, Ron Clarke Griffith University Futures Scholarship and CGA’s Reconciliation Action Plan will also form part of the Community Engagement Manager role.

A passion for the Commonwealth Games sports and athletes along with an interest in the history of the Games is an advantage, but not essential. What is essential is the ability to play a key role in building the community and alumni engagement programs in the build-up to and during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.


How to Apply

The Community Engagement Manager recruitment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople.

In the first instance, general enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill on 0408 258 337, FREECALL AU 1800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000

Further details, including the position overview and application form can be found below:


Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately.

If you are intending to apply, please do so now.

Applications Close: 5pm Sunday 19 July, 2020.